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Oct 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
countiry will prevent a first of its kind default. a deal offered by speaker john boehner to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, one that was supposed to be voted on by the house tonight as i speak to you. that deal has now been nixed. republican leadership in the house appear to have no idea what to do next and there is no good reason to believe anyone knows what will happen next. the house measure that was to have been voted on would have funded the government through december 15, extended the debt limit to february 7 and ended employer contributions to health insurance for members of congress and its staff, the white house and its staff as well as cabinet members. in this case government contributions since the government is the employer. as that made its way to the house rules committee, heritage activists urged them to vote no. and shortly after a vote was killed. just 24 hours after we thought we had a deal coming from the senate. >> reporter: here is another layer of gamesmanship to the drama playing out in washington. senator ted cruz in texas convened in a secret m
Oct 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. john boehner, i'm talking to you. i think you need advice from outside that caucus. i'm afraid it's smothering you. it's killing any impulse you have to call the shots and end this government shutdown. worse yet, the approaching default on the country's debt. this historic embarrassment to your party, to your beloved house of representatives, this deep injury to your country. here i think it's fair to say are your options, mr. speaker. you can continue down the road, that little band of warriors on your party's right has assigned you. that means sticking with them all the way, following whatever course the fartherest out 30 of your caucus want you to take. going after the affordable care act at every stop, giving up on any bipartisan solution to the debt crisis, then doing the whole thing over again every two months from now until the end of your speakership. causing havoc global economic mayhem at maximum. the value of our currency, our word. you want to get down that road, mr. speaker? how about this
Oct 17, 2013 1:00am EDT
government shutdown and hours before the united states would hit the detail ceiling, john boehner surrendered. the senate voted first, the bipartisan deal reached would fund the government through january 15th and raise the debt ceiling through february 17th. 81 senators cast the reasonable vote in favor of the bill including every democrat and 27 republicans. 18 republicans voted against the bill. then the bill moved to the house, the final vote was 285-144, 87 republicans voted for the bill, including john boehner and eric canter. 144 republicans voted against it. 198 democrats provided the necessary votes for passage. >> joining me now howard dean, sam stein, and we will soon i believe have luke russert. but we don't have him yet. sam stein, this came at a -- at the end of a day that now seems inevitable. there was no one, absolutely no one saw a way for republicans to win in this fight when they started it. >> yeah, i mean, what's remarkable is that after two weeks, two and a half weeks time we ended up right where we thought we would be. we wasted $24 billion in economic activity along t
Oct 16, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the house john boehner was in effect forced to declare his official surrender. the republicans in the house of representatives who are trying to force president obama into compromises did not get their way. speaker boehner had to lead those republicans to this vote that's taking place right now. joining me now, howard dean, former dnc chairman. sam stein, huffington post political reporter, and we will soon, i believe, have like russert. we don't have him yet. sam stein, this came at a -- at the end of a day that now seems inevitable. there was no one, absolutely no one saw a way for republicans to win in this fight when they started it. >> yeah, i mean -- what's remarkable is that after two weeks, 2 and a half weeks time, we are ending up where we thought we would be. we wasted -- $24 billion in economic activity along the way. a lot of people had to suffer. we are ending up where the debate wouldened end up. we will fund government for a short period of time. lifting the debt limit with extra ordinary msh urz aeasures. house republicans could have seen this one coming. they should h
Oct 17, 2013 2:00am EDT
this means is that house speaker john boehner passed the bill without the support of his own members. >>> but thanks to all of the democrats and minority of his caucus who did support him in this vote we brought about the end to this self imposed national crisis tonight. president obama is expected to sign the bill right away as in basically now. after that the federal government will begin the work of reopening itself after this long and painful shutdown. the office of management and budget is advising employees to expect to return to work in the morning as in a few hours from now. president obama spoke briefly tonight after the vote saying he intended to get going on policy mentioning immigration and the farm bill, the policymaking that has been shoved off the agenda. as the president left the podium tonight a reporter from cnn, i think, shouted out a question to him. as the president finished his remarks and walked away. a reporter shouted out a question and asked what happens when the debt ceiling comes up again in february. >> is this going to happen all over again in a
Oct 16, 2013 4:00am EDT
>> is the constituency that john boehner has been trying to please with this 15-day shutdown essentially satiated that he fought as much as he wanted? thank you all, that is all in for this evening. the rachel maddow show start now. >>> we begin our coverage here almost where we left hit. tonight harry reid and mitch mcconnell are trying to hammer out a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and keep the government from blowing past the debt ceiling and defaulting on their national bills. senators reed and mcconnell announced yesterday that they were close to agreement and then the whole thing fell apart in a giant clattering mess. it's been kind of like the movie groundhog day only a little scarier and a lot stranger. and our story begins here, the speaker of the house, there's no need to adjust your set because this is supposed to be a photo of jim demint. he resigned from the senate back in january and he last served in the senate eight years ago. he might as well based on what happened today the guy who controls the united states house of representatives. john boe
Oct 17, 2013 1:00am PDT
keep the shutdown going. they wanted that by almost 2-1. what this means is that john boehner pass this bill without the support of his own members, his own republican caucus. thanks to all the democrats and to the minority of his caucus who did support him in this vote, we did finally bring about the end to this self-imposed national crisis tonight. president obama is expected to sign the bill right away, as and basically now. after that, the government will reopen its self after this long and painful shut down. the office of management and budget is expecting employees to return to work in the morning, as in thursday morning, a few hours from now. president obama spoke briefly after the vote that he intends to get going again on policy, specifically immigration and passing a farm bill. policy-making has been shoved off the agenda while this crisis dragged on. here's an interesting moment, though. as the president left the podium, a reporter from cnn shouted out that a question to him. as the president finished his remarks and walked away, a reporter shouted out a question to him
Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
meeting in the basement of for tiera coast, met to see what house speaker john boehner had planned. >> we know the morning meeting began with funeral parlor owner turned congressman steve sutherland of florida led his fellow republicans in singing "amazing grace. the vitt for amendment which amounts to a salary cut for lawmakers and their much less well compensated staff. he clarified there was in fact no plan. two days before a possible unprecedented default and the speaker has no idea what he's doing. democrats who fashioned the compromise were furious. >> as nancy pelosi pointed out, the speaker didn't even have the votes. >> they don't have the votes for what they have today. they have their own internal combustion. >> what looked yesterday like a solution today has been sabotaged by the house. and on top of that politico reporting that house leadership is still considering sending lawmakers home after a vote tonight. a bid to try to force the senate to accept the house's bill. one senate republican aid placed the blame on a particular senator from texas ted cruz and his ftorti
Oct 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
possible common denominator. >> why? >> the house deal collapsed. >> john boehner does not have the votes. >> is he in control. >> one member said it was a caca sandwich. >> a lot of opinions about what direction to go. >> boehner is still held captive. >> this isn't the first time. >> we saw this with the fiscal cliff, the farm bill. >> john boehner does not have the votes. >> seam problem here. >> why are they doing this? >> we get closer and closer to the edge. >> we are about to default. >> everybody gets hurt. >> time is money. >> working on a way forward. >> there is a battle for the soul of the republican party. >> i'm very disappointed with john boehner. >> what a speaker has to do is get the job done. ♪ >>> john boehner spent the day proving to the crazies in his party that it is impossible for anything that the crazies want to pass the house of representatives. first, boehner and the leadership offered republicans in the house the option of voting on something similar to the senate agreement with the difference being some changes to the affordable care act. it quickly became c
Oct 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
off a default. among house republicans and another embarrassment for speaker john boehner. it's now day 16. there we are, a picture of capitol hill. the government shutdown is possible. they're looking at that deadline. it is default eve, but there are some optimism the senate could come to the rescue. in fact when minority leader mitch mcconnell arrived at the capitol this morning, he said we are getting there and even had a spring in his step. here's what a group of female senators working together said. >> for the first question let's just do a show of hands. are you confident that woe will get a deal in time for this deadline? >> yes. we have to. >> unanimous three of three. the senate deal would lift the debt limit throughs february 7th, it would fund the government until january 15th and it would also ask lawmakers to come together on a budget before christmas. and one tea party congressman thinks it will pass in the house. >> harry reid and mitch mcconnell are going to work out a deal today and it's going to come to the house. >> what's going to happen? >> more than likely it
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Oct 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
a plan. that's after the house speaker, john boehner, said republican leaders were trying to come up with a plan of their own. >> there are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. there have been no decisions about what exactly we will do. but we're going to continue to work with our members on both sides of the aisle to try to make sure there's no issue of default, and to get our government re-opened. >> today the majority lead ex-harry reid, called accused house g.o.p. leaders of attacking by bipartisanship. >> this is so disappointing, on the eve of financial destruction for this great country -- that's what it is -- to appease a small group of people over there is so disappointing. >> of course there are but two days left before treasury officials say the government could default on its debt, potentially causing irreversible damage to the economy. there's a new poll that shows 74% of americans say they disapprove how republicans in congress are hale handling the negotiations, compared to 61% of the democrats and 53% who say the president is handling this poorly. >> it appea
Oct 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. before tonight, john boehner had refused to allow a vote on a bill like that, because although it would probably pass with all the democrats and a handful of republicans, most republicans didn't like the idea. so he wouldn't bring it up. most republicans wanted to keep pressing for more demands, more things to add to the ransom note, again, none of which they got. tonight, john boehner says he will allow a vote and raise the debt ceiling just in time. there are no winners, nobody is coming out on top here. and it may be true that nobody won, but somebody definitely lost here. and that has kind of been the story of john boehner's leadership of the house republicans, since the house republicans got control of congress in 2011. under the speakership of john boehner, we have now had two near defaults. we have had two brushes up against the debt ceiling. we have had one long government shutdown. and we have had no legislation of any significance passed at all, since he has been speaker. one real crisis, two near crises that you could call crises, because they didn't cause real damage, and no
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Oct 15, 2013 11:00am EDT
speaker john boehner. tick tock goes the debt clock, there are now two competing bills on the hill. one in the senate, and another at the house. this man just won the nobel prize for economics and he is a frequent guest on this program. yale professor bob shiller. what does he make of the chaos in washington? you will find out this hour. and while he was most iconic brands in american business, entrepreneur and businessman on the fallout for america created by washington. all that and so much more on this hour of "markets now." connell: that is the big story of this government shutdown. we will have speaker boehner and the rest any minute from capitol hill. the microphones without anybody behind them. we will see what they have to say about the plans. dagen: bob shiller just won a nobel prize for economics. studied how basically longer run markets are less efficient, ow people are risk-averse, how optimism and pessimism affects the market. how what is happening washington changed our optimism. connell: and it is fun to have him on. we know bob, he is on a lock. all right, down by 6
Oct 18, 2013 7:30pm PDT
, where were mitch inonnell and john boehner all of this, being rolled? >> to some extent. there's a clear absence of leadership and in part it is because as we all know the risk presumably of the speakership or felt and acted as that we he were. if he didn't do these things -- i think a lot of people thought at the beginning he would try a of things to satisfy the hard-liners in his conference and then sort of say, well, bute fought the good fight we don't want to go all the way to a shutdown and in fact he let go well beyond that and wouldn't give in, and it then wills betweenof the two side and personal existed, that i think but the power of the outside forces that now dominate a lot of politics -- in this case, heritage action, the club for conservative fund -- these are groups which hold considerable sway in these and even -- they can in senate primaries, and it has intimidated, i think, a lot of republicans. gwen: john boehner only gave one cincinnati radio station after the vote went down the other night and let's listen said.t he >> we have been locked in a fight over here tr
Oct 15, 2013 9:00pm PDT
house of representatives. john boehner gets to hold the gavel so he controls that but not much more. jim demint no longer holds any office in this country anymore. he now runs a conservative think tank, even though he's no longer in congress, jim demint might as well be the speaker of the house. today we entered day 15 of the government shutdown, just over 24 hours away of defaulting on our national debt, hitting the debt ceiling and running out of money to pay our bills. there are tea party republicans who say they're not worried about the thursday deadline for hitting the debt cells. china is calling for a de-americanized world because of the quote intensifying domestic political turmoil in the united states. the u.s. was put on notice today from one of the big credit ratings agencies quote, the repeated brinkmanship over the debt rating -- agency is threatening to downgrade america's credit which could cost us billions of dollars in higher interest payments. those are some of the consequences of letting the u.s. default. it was with that catastrophe getting closer by the hour tha
Oct 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >> house speaker john boehner's camp said they have not made a decision yet on how this will go in the house. it appears, however, that investors have faith, regardless, as news of the potential deal spreads. stocks climbed with the dow adding nearly 190 points. >> as we talk about the "d" word, the deal, what's in it? here it is, folks. take a look, the parameters that just might save the u.s. from what one lawmaker said, quote, is a manageable catastrophe. i don't know if that's an oxymoron for some, but the government open for business immediately, funded until the 15th of january. as for the debt ceiling, it has been extended. that would put the whole thing really back on the back burner until february 17th. that hypothetical can we keep talking about the cliches? yes, kicked down the road again. >> and here's an idea. budget negotiators appointing folks who can sit down and talk to one another about budget spending and then the "o" word, the only obama care related issue in the deal is income verification for people getting health care subsidies to make sure they qualify for t
Oct 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
house speaker john boehner doesn't have the votes right now or at least didn't about an hour or two hours ago, that magic 217 votes that he needs in order to pass that plan through the house. so he is struggling right now behind closed doors with his fellow leaders with the rank and file to figure out if that plan can pass, if they need to tweak it a little bit to lure conservatives. it's sort of been the same old story we've heard from the house for some time, except we're up against the deadline right now. >> and what about john boehner? how much of a lift is this for speaker boehner? how much of a toll is this for him? once again, his people are revolting. >> right. the fascinating thing about john boehner is that if he is ever stressed out or, you know, if this is getting to him, he never shows it. he has a rule, which he didn't have before he was speaker, but he has now, not to talk to people like me and other reporters in the hallways. just even an hour ago, i followed him down the hall from the house floor to his office, tried to ask him questions. he sort of has this look on
Oct 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. will john boehner keep turning the floor over to nancy pelosi. if john boehner would let there be open votes on senate immigration bill, it could pass the house. i think the president while most people think when boehner has done this on occasion, it's been a one off, i think if the president can have a successful second term, reimagine the possibility of john boehner working with nancy pelosi and enough republicans and most or all democrats to continue to pass legislation. that could be a huge development. that's what he was emphasizing today as far as i was concerned. lets get the votes, solve the problem. >> let nancy pelosi -- a tweet, nancy pelosi controls 198 votes in the house. john boehner controls 87, ted cruz controls 144. how is that for the makeup of the power. >> i have to say we're all being optimistic here. you do have several members of the tea party out today saying the problem wasn't our message. we didn't communicate the message to the american people. when did we hear that? after the election. >> the 2012 election. >> all our lives. >> when chris talks about this we
Oct 16, 2013 11:00pm EDT
think when john boehner and eric cantor went down to the white house they didn't say we have to touch obama care. obama care health care is a large component of our spending problem. when you look at medicare and medicaid and now the new entitlement of obama care. but if you don't want to touch obama care, fine. but you're going to have to do something serious on social security, medicare and medicaid if you're going to bend the long-term costs of our federal government. the sequestration clearly is not the solution because it's not the right way to make cuts. >> okay. but let's just get real here. the squeaky wheel gets the grease, right? and so the squeaky wheel in this scenario is the -- are the conservatives in your caucus. your terms, not mine. just for the record here in the twitter verse. the same caucus is very quiet. the insane caucus as you would call them are not. and my understanding is that in even the private meetings, the caucus meetings that you all have very regularly, they're the ones who get up and talk, they're the one whose make the noise. and you guys are a silen
Oct 16, 2013 11:00am EDT
to get this all done and according to reports, house speaker john boehner may be prepared to bring any plan that comes out of the senate today to a vote in the house and having to rely on democratic votes to get it passed. the huffington post asked this morning whether now is the time for boehner to bow. >> we have sadly, and it pains me to say this, sadly have a republican party at war with itself, and it basically has suspended government, it's suspended our democracy, it's suspended almost any kind of order. and they don't know what they want. >> all right, so far today it appears america's markets are hopeful that today is the day. we're seeing green arrows across the board. the dow jones up 194 points. joining me with the very latest, we've got nbc white house correspondent kristen welker and capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. i feel like we're doing sideline reporting of a major football game or something. kelly, let me start with you because i know in the last hour there have been a lot of fluid motions going on behind the scenes, but break it down, the expected pla
Oct 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
bipartisan deal would be eventually. that is something that's caused house speaker john boehner a plethora of problems in terms of saying he is? charge, where is the leadership et cetera. thomas massey, of kentucky, tweeted that he thinks the next fight over government funding the house republican conference lost leverage because they are not able to agree to anything that gets to 218. what's interesting about that yesterday, a lot of people think it was conservatives opposed to it and there were a lot of members who hated the idea of the member of their staffs losing important benefits for health care. as opposed to where we go today, the senate should be wrapping up their business around dinner time, 8:00, 9:00 and it goes to the house of representatives, they want to vote on this tonight and sign and sealed and delivered on pennsylvania avenue. and they will actually go into reses at the conclusion meaning a lot of these guys will peace out and thank you for opening the government back up and red state areas will hear, why didn't you fight fighting the obama care fight in honor
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